Overheard at Angus Volume XV: As Huey Lewis used to say, “I wanna new drug.”

broadway viagraWas at a Broadway watering hole this weekend, and I swear to David Merrick, I heard this exact exchange from two Producing Peers:

Producer #1:  Congrats on the opening of your show.

Producer #2:  Thanks.  I’m exhausted.

Producer #1:  I hear ya.  Just opened XXXX.

Producer #2:  I know.  Congrats on the great reviews.

Producer #1:  Thanks.  Remember when that was enough?  Now that’s only half of it.  Market this, market that.  What the $#@$ is Yelp anyway?

Producer #2:  It’s where people with anger management issues go instead of therapy.

Producer #1:  I’d prefer they go to you-know-where.

Producer #2:  If only they had Viagra for shows.

Producer #1:  What?

Producer  #2:  Help to get it up.  And help to keep it up.

Only on Broadway, kids.  Only on Broadway.


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